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paul joins us. let's go "outfront." tonight, we have late breaking developments in the petraeus scandal. first, we are just learning the name of the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that eventually led to the resignation of the nation's top spy. the name of the agent is frederick w. humphries ii. he's 47 years old. he was the investigator who first learned of a complaint from jill kelley that she received harassing e-mails. the government has taken away for now, the top security clearance of paula broadwell, the former mistress of david petraeus. this is after investigators found substantial classified information on her computer and the glare being question, did broadwell's relationship with david petraeus give her access to these classified documents? "outfront" tonight, cnn national security contributor, fran townsend. she's also a member of the cia external add voizry committee and knowed a lot about what it means to have top clearance. the name of the fbi agent, frederick humphries, who was by the way, involved in foiling a terrorist attack in 1999. very accomplished fb
clear up confusion about the attack on the u.s. diplomats in benghazi? and another high-profile republican now running away from mitt romney after he tried to blame his loss on so-called gifts from president obama. james carville and ari fleischer, they are here this hour. we're going to talk about the gop's hand wringing and back stabbing. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> hamas militants -- [ gunfire ] -- there they are. hamas militants in gaza keep unleashing rocket attacks on israel and get alarmingly close to jerusalem. a new provocation as they continue the air assault on what it calls terrorist targets in za. the death toll i rising along wiars of anall-out israeli ground invasion. the israeli cabinet has just approved the call-up of 75,000 army reservists in addition to the troops already positioned along the border with gaza. a visit to gaza by egypt's prime minister failed to stop the bombardment and pull the region from the brink of all-out war. u.s. officials blame hamas for starting this conflict. but they are also urging to be measured i
and you have the intelligence committee that is analyzed and they give it to the administration or us. what happened in that situation is there are some who have said that by taking the word al qaeda out and putting extremist that changed the content. i don't see it that way. i think extremist covers a lot of different individuals and not only terrorist, but people involved in the militias in libya and other area, but that has been a debate today. has general petraeus' position changed from benghazi to now? has she hifted? because he seems to convey the impression that he knew from the start that it was a terror group or this one namedance ar al sharia and there were other reports flying around that it may be connected to the video protest. >> first let me say his testimony today cleared up a lot of issues on both sides of the aisle. i think it was important that the director of the cia it was important that he testify. i think it was important for our country and the intelligence community and to bring closure to the issues involving him. one of the issues that a lot of people were p
cutting ceremony. >>> more now on the downfall of the now former cia director david petraeus. u.s. government official is telling cnn the affair that caused petraeus' stepdown was first revealed through an fbi investigation. suzanne kelly has more now. suzanne? >> we now know from a u.s. official it was a complaint that paula broadwell, the woman who wrote the biography of general peatry was was sending harassing e-mails to another woman that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know from that source that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. that second woman hasn't been identified and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are coming out about the time line of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, james clapper, about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as
to having an extramarital affair. now we know from a u.s. official that the affair came to light during an investigation into e-mails sent by petraeus's biographer paula broadwell. we also have a better timeline. james clapper was informed tuesday evening. the president was told thursday, hours before his face-to-face meeting with general petraeus. there are still questions about why congressional leaders weren't told until friday. but let's get back to general petraeus. an official tells cnn that james clapper encouraged petraeus to step down after learning of the affair. joining me now is rejeve from "the washington post." good morning to you. do you think general would have step dound if clapper hadn't suggested it? >> good morning, randi. i think pe tratraeus faced withs investigation, faced with officials understanding what has occurred between him and his biographer paula broadwell was left with little choice. with everything i know, i think that resignation would have been something he likely would have suggested himself as well. >> you have written quite a bit about petraeus. ho
doing it? find us on facebook or twitter. "cnn saturday morning" with randi kaye continues right now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." battling over benghazi, lawmakers are furious. the president is standing his ground. and there is still no one in custody. all morning, we're putting the conflict and the players in focus. on the brink of war as fighting escalates between israel and hamas, experts say there will likely be a lot more bloodshed before the violence stops. and it's the gaffe that has some republicans shaking their heads. why mitt romney says obama won because of the gifts he gave. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. we start in gaza this hour, as people there have to fear death from above. israeli war planes have been relentless in their attacks on targets in gaza. they are hunting rocket launchers, but dozens of civilians have been killed as a result. the latest round of this conflict started wednesday, and there is no end in sight. sarah sidener is in gaza city for u
. >> it is like armageddon, they forgot about us. >> the live report in just a moment. >>> the other big story, we're tracking new developments about the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus. a u.s. official tells cnn that petraeus's affair first came to light because the fbi looked into a complaint that his biographer was sending harassing e-mails to another woman who was close to petraeus. we'll have more information about the petraeus resignation also in just a few minutes. >>> with the election over, the pentagon has released the time line on the attack of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans were killed in the assault. the hour-by-hour timeline shows how top pentagon officials were informed on the attack hours after it started. the white house has been criticized to their response on the attack. >>> and guilty of liking vatican secrets to the media. a vatican court today gave the computer expert a two-month suspended sentence, meaning he wouldn't actually be going to prison unless he commits another offense. butler is serving 18 months behind bars. >>> and the
us solve the problem. >> avoid aing fiscal cliff. the downfall of the cia chief and the remaining superstorm sandy. bob menendez and new york congressman peter king. then dissecting tuesday's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electral with republicans, former democratic congress john huntsman, cathy mcmorris-rogers, carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late 1970s, but this last tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show, but, first, that fiscal cliff. those tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and house speaker john boehner picked up where they left off in dualing public appearances where both sounded consillatory, but didn't seem to budge much. must add to the president's to do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david p
. >>> good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us this morning. more new details on jill kelley, the tampa socialite linked to a respected marine corps general and widening sex scandal. each day it seems more and more loik a bad reality tv show. we've seen kelley march in front of the cameras in a different brightly colored dress each day. now there are report that is her bay front mansion is -- she's having trouble. it could go into foreclosure. we also have learned that she and her surgeon husband are awashed in debt and now faces foreclosures and lawsuits. that's far different than appearances. consider jill kelley's license plate. cnn confirms she's an honorary consul of south korea. at least for the time being sheechlt raise d some eyebrows and a few chuckles when she tried to invoke some kind of imaginary diplomatic powers in this 911 call to police. she was complaining about the media outside her home. >> you know, i don't know if by any chance -- i'm an honorary consul general so i have inviolability so, um, they should not be able to cross my prop
larms in the 1990 gulf war but the people are not used to it. if you look at the people around gaza and the israeli cities there they have in a common place and the people here i would say somewhat in a mode of panic and now as i said the rocket appears to have hit an empty field and certainly what we can say is that it appears as though both sides in this conflict are upping the ante and not taking their foot off the gas. this conflict is escalating rather than deescalating >> i want to correct. i said there were three israeli soldiers killed. they apparently were injured and not killed. do you have any updates on the numbers who have been killed or injured in just the last few days of fighting? >> we have 24 palestinians killed including several children and elderly woman and that of course is inside the gaza strip and also as you said more than 200 people were wounded in those on going air raids. i can tell you i spent last night on the border and you could see it was lit up the entire night. as far as the israeli side is concerned, you're right, it is three soldiers wound when h
that led to petraeus' stunning downfall. brian todd's been working the story for us and getting new information. brian, tell our viewers what's the latest? >> we found out that the house majority leader, republican congressman eric cantor, may have found out almost two weeks before the president did. this and other time lines we're following on the investigation have led to genuine anger over why the ite house and other top congressional leaders weren't told sooner. a time line cnn has put together shows the republican house majority leader may have known about former cia director david petraeus' extramarital affair before the president did. that's according to aides to congressman eric cantor who tell us he found out from an fbi employee concerned that national security might have been breached as a result of the affair. cantor was told on october 27th. president obama didn't find out about the affair until after election day. congressional leaders from both parties are upset that neither they nor the president were informed until late last week. >> obviously this was a matter invo
the latest. >> hi, erin, well, a u.s. official confirms to cnn that the fbi investigated a tip that he was involved in an extramarital affair, paula broadwell. his biographer. she spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan for the book he wrote. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for a comment and it's not clear whether she is the woman whom petraeus had the affair. the counterintelligence unit investigated the tip to see if there was a security risk. they said tl not suggestion that the fbi was investigating for wrong doing. the concern was that he could be in a vulnerable spot. >> and is there any information that you have in terms of this information that the fbi had as to whether this woman that you mentioned, paula broadwell, we'll talk more about her, that she would have accessed his information with his approval or unbeknownest to him? >> i know the two kept in touch. i've worked with paula professionally as well. i've reached out to her several times today and haven't gotten a response, but we know they continue to talk frequently. >> all right. thank you very much. suzann
a reporter tell me how this ends. he got the nickname king david used by supporters and to those that labelled him a celebrity general. in swechb, president bush appointed petraeus to lead all troops in iraq. he rewrote the field manual and his ideas became known as the p petraeus doctrine. obama tapped general petraeus as the man to save the afghan war effort. >> it has again been the greatest of honors to serve here. >> because of his name recognition among the american people, he was surrounded by speculation that he had political ambitions. some wondered if he would appear on the republican presidential ticket, but he knocked down those rumors. >> we're not out there running a political campaign, we're running a war. >> at a senate confirmation hearing to head the cia, he admitted that president obama decided to withdraw thousands of troops significantly faster than petraeus wanted. >> the ultimate decision was a more aggressive formulation, if you will, in terms of the timeline than what we had recommended. >> petraeus' wife, holly, sat behind him in that testimony, and he p
on this. >>> now petraeus was appointed cia chief last november. before that, he was the commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan. we get more on his legacy and unexpected resignation from chris lawrence. >> reporter: he sent this letter to the rest of the cia on friday admitting to them that he had an affair and that he went to the white house on thursday and asked president obama to accept his resignation. on friday, during a phone call, the president did accept that resignation. effectively shaking up the national security team just days after the election. by the time david petraeus got his first taste of real combat, he was a 50-year-old major general. in 2003, he commanded the 101st airborne during the march on baghdad. it was in iraq that he asked a roert, tell me how this ends suggesting trouble the u.s. would have there in later years. they gained the nickname king david, used affectionately by supporters and by those who labelled him a celebrity general in 2007 president bush assigned petraeus to lead the troops in iraq and he wrote the petraeus doctrine. a scandal broug
has been in the middle of all the action in gaza city. sarah, thanks for joining us. what's happening there right now? >> reporter: thank you, gary. yeah, we can hear right now drones over gaza. and that sound, it sounds very much like a lawnmower. it's been going on for hours and hours and hours. we know a lot about drones. israel uses them quite often. they can stay up in the air. they're unmanned, obviously, for more than 20 hours depending on the payload. so if they're just looking for targets, they can be in the air all night long. after the sound of drones, you start hearing the sound of planes flying and then the sounds of bombs dropping. and the result is usually a massive damage to buildings, a big plume of black smoke. want to talk a little bit about we were talking about the rockets coming from here. we have seen several very close to us actually. we're in the center of gaza city. you know this is very densely populated place. one of the things that israel complains about is, look, we're trying to hit very specific targets. but they're blasting the rockets off from populate
the timeline of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. the fbi informed the director of national intelligence james clapper about the investigation on tuesday night, election night. just as some polls were beginning to close. that director clapper as a friend, colleague, fellow officer and admirer urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house about the investigation on wednesday and then on thursday the director and -- the questions now, of course, will focus on this second woman. who was she? what was the nature of her relationship with petraeus, and what more do officials know about the nature of those emails between broadwell and this other woman? maybe some of those questions will be answered as the oversight committees now begin to pose questions of their own over this investigation and why they weren't informed of it until just hours before director petraeus sent notice of his resignation andle reason behind it. >>> general petraeus was or
the gridlock before it costs all of us? >> and what started as a tribute to heroes ends in disaster. a freight train slams into a parade float carrying veterans. everyone asking the question why. >> have a busy show for you. the israeli deputy foreign minister danny eylen is going to join us. a former director of the budget office, peter orszag is our guest. actress jada pinkett smith and kelly reilly from the new movie "flight." it's friday, november 16th. and "starting point" begins right now. morning, welcome, everybody, our starting point this morning, israel mobilizing thousands of troops for a possible full-scale ground war with hamas. violence in the region intensifying overnight. the palestinian militants launched hundreds of rockets into israeli territory. air raid sirens sounding in tel aviv. that's the very first time that's happened since the gulf war. israelis responded by pounding hundreds of terror sites as they call them in gaza with artillery fire. ben wedeman reporting live now from jerusalem. we know, ben, that the israelis have called up 16,000 reservists. what exactly are
political and social stability. >> translator: i have said beforened i repeat again, that i would never use a legislation against individuals, parties, men, women or muslims or christians for personal gains and to settle scores. >> now, this is all very problematic for the white house. just two days ago, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton were praising morsi's government for helping broker a cease fire between israel and gaza. today, the u.s. state department expressed concern over the recent developments saying quote, one of the aspirations o f the egyptian revolution was to ensure power would not be overly concentrated in the hands of any one person or institution. he was elected in june with nearly 52% of the vote, but thousands are calling for his removal today as they stormed the headquarters of one of his chief support groups. the crowd then marched on to tahrir square, chanting birth of a new pharaoh. let's get the latest on this situation with ian lee in cairo tonight. what's the situation right now? >> reporter: well, tom, it's 2:00 a.m. now in cairo. and the pr
with you. what can you tell us about this probe with paula broadwell. what would the fbi have been looking for, and do we know how long this was going on for? >> we don't know how long it was going on, but just the -- so they're the ones that would look into classification, they look into hold clearances. are they doing what they need to be doing to make sure that information stays safe. is there any opportunity that that information could be exploited by either a spy or anyone else who shouldn't have access to that information. so the fact they were the ones looking into this tells us they were concerned about some e-mail things. let's back up for just a moment. this was a tip given that there was a relationship going on between the two, so they would have dug into things like e-male e-mails and text and see things like that. if it turns out to be paula, they would be looking at communications between the two over the years, and especially since, as you mentioned, general david petraeus has taken over the directorship of the cia which happened in september of last year. anderson? >> and s
for starting your day with us. >> we start with the shocking revelation from the now former cia director, general david petraeus. petraeus resigned from his post citing an extramarital affair. he had met personally with the president thursday to offer his resignation. the president reluctantly accepted friday. the general's affair was actually uncovered during an investigation by the fbi. the fbi's involvement has raised questions with at least one former cia operative. >> i'm not going to, but there are four or five cia directors that i know were carrying on extramarital affairs while they were director. the fbi was never brought in. the office of security was never brought in. it was ignored. it went away quietly. we'll never know about them. so this is absolutely extraordinary. i'm telling you it's more to do than with sex. there's something going on here which i can't explain and i think we're going to find out very soon. >> petraeus took over as cia chief after a long career in the army, most recently as the man leading operations in afghanistan. the cia will be run by michael morre
that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it is still the same fundamental question for the last 24 hours, wolf. why is john allen being investigated and how on earth did he get caught up in this? marine corps general john allen denies an extramarital affair with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored soci
. talk to your doctor today about androgel 1.62% so you can use less gel. log on now to androgeloffer.com and you could pay as little as ten dollars a month for androgel 1.62%. what are you waiting for? this is big news. >>> welcome to "newsroom international." i'm suzanne malveaux. we are taking you around the world in 60 minutes. here's what's coming up. >>> rocket attacks and air strikes. tensions escalate between israelis and palestinians. we're going to go to jerusalem for a live report. >>> the world's largest broadcaster floundering. it is chaotic. more bbc executives are stepping aside after falsely implicating a former british politician in a child sex scandal. >>> plus, we're going to take you under water. pretty cool stuff. to a one of a kind museum that's delighting divers off the coast of mexico and protecting the area's fragile reefs. >>> we begin with the latest on the bombshell story. it has led to the resignation of david petraeus. here's the latest on the players and the events. here's how it all started. it started when jill kelly, a friend of general petrae
. >>> that's all for us tonight. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next. a new twist in the david petraeus scandal. tonight, general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, part of the story. >>> and just who is the woman who seems to be at the center of it right now? jill kelley. her complaints about harassing e-mails ultimately led to petraeus' resignation. now we're learning of, quote, flirtatious e-mails she allegedly sent general allen. >>> and the latest on the fbi investigation that stumbled upon petraeus' affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. two experts from the fbi on why president obama didn't learn of the investigation for six months. let's go "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. good evening. "outfront" tonight, a scandal turns more bizarre. new details tonight on the petraeus scandal. the white house, forced to take a stand. not on david petraeus, but on another four-star general, john allen. america's top commander in afghanistan. he was set to become the nato supreme commander, until the president put that nomination on hold today. like
've been breaking this. tell us what you're learning tonight about david petraeus' testimony on benghazi. >> i've spoken to a source close to petraeus, directly familiar with petraeus' thinking on this matter. petraeus, we are told, wants to go to the hill, set the record straight and tell everything he knows. he will start by saying indeed that he knew almost immediately after that it was ansar al sharia, but there was also confusion. he had about 20 intelligence reports linking the attacks to that video, that anti-islamic video. those reports were disproven, but not until after he had briefed capitol hill. all of this took some time to sort out. that's what he wants to lay out tomorrow. >> and barbara, if he knew, and i know you're saying there were conflicting reports, which we have heard before, but if he knew and he's going to say he knew almost immediately it was the work of an al qaeda link ed militia, can he explain why susan right went on five talk shows and was very clear? >> the way it's going to lay out is pretase will talk about the fact he had cia intelligence community app
was responsible at the end of the day? appreciate it. nice to have you all with us. cnn "newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> good morning, soledad. david petraeus answers questions before congress on ben gauzi and maybe the affair that ended his career. >>> group of veterans, some wounded in iraq, are hit by a train and all during a parade in honor of them. now the feds are jumping in to investigate. and john mccain gets testy with a cnn producer when asked why he missed an important meeting about benghazi. >> i have no comments about my schedule, i'm not going to comment on how i spend my time to the media. >> wait until you get hit -- wait until you hear him get really angry. >>> what do spirit airlines and shirtless fbi agent in the petraeus scandal have in common? just wait. we'll show you more. newsroom starts now. i piercing sound of an air raid station. it is a chilling sound, becoming all too familiar as rockets continue to fill the air over israel and gaza and a planned cease fire, visit to gaza by egypt's prime minister may not be holding up. senior international corr
greevey will be our guest, georgia congresswoman tom price and florida congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz joins us. it's tuesday, november 13th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning. breaking news. another top military general has now been linked to the sex scandal that forced out cia director david petraeus. forced him to resign. general john allen, the commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan is now under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. now investigators are said to be looking into the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other documents that he sent to her. kelley, of course, is the florida woman whose original complaint to the fbi about threatening e-mails inadvertently exposed the affair between general petraeus and paula broadwell. meantime a team of fbi agents searched broadwell's home in charlotte, north carolina, overnight, and spent nearly five hours there wrapping up just after 1:00 in the morning. "wall street journal" is reporting that the fbi agent who launched the petra
. >> a decision was made somewhere not to brief us which is atypical. it is very puzzling and i think was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard, and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. every day another peel comes off and you see a whole new dimension to this. >> there's still a lot we don't know tonight. analysts say there's no evidence, no evidence that the affair led to any security breaches and that there are strict fbi protocols about who gets notified in this kind of investigation. but the timing of when the scandal broke right after election day and right before petraeus was scheduled to testify in the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that certainly has a lot of people asking a lot of questions, understandably. the other angle to the story is an age-old tale of an affair between a married, powerful, highly respected man in washington and a younger woman. in this case, the woman who literally wrote the book on the general, paula broadwell. the two met when she was a graduate student at harvard. she later travelled to afghanistan, int
're with us today. and let's get started. first up, we just can't call it the petraeus scandal anymore. today, the u.s. general in charge of allied troops in afghanistan, the top commander john allen is himself the subject of a pentagon investigation of allegedly inappropriate communications with jill kelley. yes, that jill kelley, we're talking about the same tampa housewife whom david petraeus' then mistress paula broadwell apparently saw as rival. a whole new chapter in a saga that since last friday has been one bombshell after another. and so far, all of them have something to do with kelley. she's a volunteer military liaison at the air force base, home of the u.s. central command in tampa, florida. kelley complained to the fbi last spring when paula broadwell was having an affair with petraeus allegedly harassed her with jealous e-mails. petraeus admitted the affair with broadwell but denies any elicit contact with kelley. so does general allen who was scheduled for a senate confirmation hearing this very week to become nato's supreme allied commander. today that's on hold, but he will
benghazi. that's all for us. "ac 360" starts now. >> good evening. 10:00 on the east coast. we begin tonight looking for facts not offering opinions or trying to play favorites. not supporting democrats or republicans. you can find that on plenty of other cable channels. just finding the truth, finding the facts. tonight the focus on what played out in washington today. two foes back at it again. the battle over benghazi, the attack that killed four american. senator mccain has maintained either white house negligence or a cover up. he took it a step further and said that he would try to block any effort to promote ms. rice to secretary of state, should hillary clinton leave that post. president obama took the opportunity to fire back directly at the senator. >> if senator mccain and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation, i
at least as much as everyone else. >> a great man. all for us tonight. "ac 360" starts now. >>> good evening, everyone. 10:00 on the east coast. we begin tonight with breaking news. israeli army moving 1500 to 2,000 troops on the border with gaza, many fearing a ground offensive could be the spark that engulfs the region in conflict. inside gaza, scenes like this playing out right now. the israeli military says at least 300 rockets from gaza have been fired into israel since yesterday. israel says at least three people have died. they are fighting back with their own missile launches and air strikes. this is what happened on the ground in gaza, huge mushroom clouds of destruction, buildings left in ruins. israel says it targeted more than 300 terror sites. that's what they call them in gaza and the bombs fall, neighborhoods go up in flames. bodies on the streets. health ministry officials say 18 palestinians have been killed. cnn sara sidner is in gaza city, witnessing the violence and here's what she told wolf blitzer this afternoon. watch. >> reporter: okay. i'm going to move out o
news is that we now have an official mascot of the ridiculous. oh. that does it for us and we'll see you one hour from now on israel and gaza city. "pierce morgan tonight" starts now. >>> good evening tonight. rising fears of of a ground war in the middle east. today gaza was bombarded by israeli missiles and rockets rained down today in tel aviv and jerusalem. israeli troops are amassing and with a possibility of a ground invation. first, inside the capital where general petraeus testifies about gen gassy, the ex-cia chief brought down by an affair showed it was a terrorist attack. he also said it was intentionally withheld with his affairs of tipping off the terrorist group. the cia's talking points in response to the missile initially calling it a terrorist attack that was edited out of the final version. the change was not made for political reasons. bear with me now as congressman, ranking member of intelligence. welcome to you. >> good to be here, pierce. >> we now know the white house, the statement coming from tommy. >> the talking points about the intelligence, and the white
it for us. wolf blitzer will be back on monday. we'll see you back here at 6:00 eastern tomorrow. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, protest erupt in egypt. thousands demonstrating against a controversial grab for power by mohammed morsi. many saying he's acting like a modern day pharaoh. a big republican turns his back on the grover norquist tax pledge. is the gop preparing to give in to the president? is and thousands of people packing into stores today. watch your wallet. we'll tell you how the shopping season is really adding up. season is really adding up. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. i'm tom foreman. egypt erupts. thousands of angry egyptians have been protesting in opposition to a controversial power grabby egypt's president. at least 80 people have been injured and one killed in clashes with police who fired tear gas into the crowds. the unrest began after he issued a series of orders which allow him to run the country unchecked until a new constitution is written. morsi says his actions are mept to spe
hollen is back, russel honore is with us, jordin sparks is with us, joe heck, kurt boournlg, dr. sanjay gupta, dutch ruppersberger, and "twilight" actress, elizabeth reaser. it's thursday, november 15th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> morning. welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, those escalating hostilities between israelis and palestinian militants, threatening to trigger a full-scale mideast war. israel is targeting hamas sites in gaza with air strikes, while militants fire rockets across the border into southern israel. the tipping point for this new violence was israel's assassination of the top hamas military commander. brings us right to sara sidner. she's live for us in gaza city. sara, good morning. >> good morning. yes, we've been seeing air strikes again and again here in gaza city. we've seen more than a dozen air strikes since we've been here, which is a few hours. on the other side of the border, we've been seeing rockets coming in. we're talking about dozens of rockets since the targeted killing of ahmed al jabari, the head of hamas' military w
at the president, the news media and each other. tempers flare as congress probes the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. you're about to hear a tape of senator john mccain's contentious exchange with cnn. also, we've seen pictures like this of the benghazi compound on september 11th, but today for the first time lawmakers are seeing surveillance video of the assault that killed the united states ambassador, three other americans. i'll talk to one u.s. senator about what that video shows. and mitt romney's speaking out about his election loss blaming what he calls gifts -- that's a quote, gifts, the president people gave to people who voted for him. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> tempers flaring on capitol hill. senator john mccain lashing out at one of our cnn producers who questioned why he was missing a key hearing on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. mccain has been a sharp critic of the president and his administration complaining lawmakers are not getting enough information. and when asked why he missed that meeting today, he
filtering system not by the fbi but probably by nsa which looks for any abuse or problem with use of government e-mails. >> right. i think the situation as we ascertained from everything this evening, the fbi was clearly investigating general petraeus. how that started has not been clearly found. what we then know happened is they had this information presumably for quite some time. for me one of the key questions is when did the white house get ahold of this information, and did they make a conscious decision for this not to be released to the media until after the election. i'll turn to barbara starr, if i may. >> piers, i think this is the key question in front of everybody. how extraordinary would it be that you have this type of fbi investigation into the cia director and the president is not informed about it? this seems to really beg disbelief at the moment. the word is circulating that the president was not aware, that only once petraeus came to him, but it really seems to beg belief that someone in the white house didn't know that the fbi didn't inform the white house in
the director of national intelligence james clapper on election night, according to a senior u.s. intelligence official. the white house says it was notified the day after the election, and the president the following day. that doesn't make sense to house homeland security chairman peter king. >> this seems to have been going on for several months yet now it appears they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> "the new york times" reports the fbi actually started its investigation late this summer. the house and senate intelligence committees were also caught by surprise. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes, absolutely. i mean, this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> the fbi was investigating harassing e-mails from petraeus' biographer. the trail led to paula broadwell, who co-wrote "all in," a biography of petraeus. broadwell described her extraordinary access to the general earlier this year on cnn. >> at s
think we now know that americans expect us to go forward, and we have no choice but to go forward. >> i think kay has made a very important point. one of the things that's troubled me about the analysis of congress is people act as if we're in a bubble and we just were self-generated. i mean, there are few people in this building that are here because they didn't get -- they should be doing self-criticism. it's exacerbated by one of the great inventions, creations of our humanity, which is the american constitution. at any given time america is governed by the results of three elections. that's our constitution. there are senators elected in 2006 who are here. there's a president elected in 2008 and then a house of representatives predominantly 2010, and occasionally the -- there have been few cases in american history where the public changed its mind so drastically between 2008 and 2010 so they put one group in power here and another group in power there, and there were legitimate differences. i hate it when people say we're bickering. we're debating the most fundamental issues, but w
prodded. the bottom line on this is the president used every opportunity he could to say that there is an ongoing investigation and deferred this topic to the fbi and the department of defenses inspector generals. those are the two areas the doj and d.o.g. is ongoing. this is the first time the president has been asked about these issues. but as more details come out, i'm certain it won't be the last. >> certainly won't be the last. jessica, thanks very much. new information coming in on the entire petraeus investigation. but right now let's go to the angry political fight that's unfolding between the president and republican senators john mccain and lindsay graham. it began to escalate earlier this morning when the senators vowed to stand in the way of the president if -- if he goes ahead and nominates the united nations ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton secretary of state. mccain and graham are scathing of rice's early remarks about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya. >> this is about the role she played around four dead americans
today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack. terrorists involved from the start. >> it was testimony that seemed to challenge white house explanations of who knew what when about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans. joining me is missouri senator roy blunt and mare marry -- maryland congressman, doug coopersburger. thank you for joining us. let's start off with the last point, and that is when you all listened to general petraeus, was he saying something different than the white house was saying in the days after benghazi about what it was, what the attack was about? >> well, when he came before our committee, he said really the same thing that he said september the 14th. i think on september the 14th, though, when you walked away from that hearing, you felt there was more based on a protest. he did say when he communicated to us, but he felt that there were terrorist involved and there could be an al qaeda-type link. he then reiterated this at that time. there's no question that the impression to the american public was
with a guy with an idea and something on the face that he was not using anything else, and when people said it is the most >>> "early start" begins now. >>> breaking news, a blistering assault under way right now in gaza. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> fighting words from president obama sticking up for one of his own in the face of critics. >> paying the price, is bp reportedly closer to a plea deal over the gulf oil spill that could cost the oil giants a billion dollars. welcome to "early start," i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. nice to have you with us. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> we begin this morning with breaking news. a new crisis in the middle east, israeli and palestinian militants exchanging deadly fire near the israel/gaza border. they say it's in retaliation for ongoing rocket attacks into southern israel. >> triggered by an air strike that killed the top hamas military commander. sayre -- sara sidner is following the story. >> reporter: you can s
veterans from all of our wars, not just for your service to this country, but for reminding us why america is and always will be the greatest nation on >> i'm don lemon. good night. >>> sex scandal at the cia. lawmakers now questioning who knew what and when about david petraeus and his extramarital affair. >>> hurtling toward the fiscal cliff. lawmakers leaving the door open for compromise in congress. >> road rage on the nascar track. a crash leads to a wild melee between pit crews on live tv. >> that was ugly. >> it was. good morning, and welcome to "early start" i'm alison kosik. >> good morning, everybody, i'm alina cho. john and zoraida have the day off. it is 5:00 a.m. let's get started. up first, more fallout from the sudden and shocking resignation of cia director david petraeus, because of an extramarital affair. there are new details, and new questions this morning, about an fbi investigation that led to his departure. the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell, after she allegedly sent harassing e-mails to another woman s
. >>> and there is new pressure from u.s. and arab nations to meet. they met in qatar and agreed to call the new group the international coalition of the syrian revolution, and it is a vital push to oust the president al assad. >>> today, in syria, rebel groups said to keep that civil war inside of your own country. a spokesman said that a mortar shell hit a military base and is worried about escalation. israel is ready to ramp up its attention to recent rocket attacks from gaza. this is video of rockets launched in gaza. they say that dozens of rockets struck israel injuring civilians. benjamin netanyahu says that they are on the verge of escalating their military response. >> translator: i would like to add that the israeli defense force is going to act firmly against the terrorist organization in the gaza strip. they are taking strong blows, and the world needs to understand that israel will not sit with the arms crossed when faced with attempts to hurt us. >> they blame hamas for the rocket attacks. >>> scores of people in indianapolis cannot go home after a massive explosion late yesterday tore t
pennsylvania congressman allyson schwartz. patty murray is with us and director oliver stone. it is wednesday, november 14th. "starting point" begins right now. >> look at me i'm whistling our theme song this morning. you're watching "starting point." the scandal, and it's spreading, is now engulfing two four-star generals. there are some new details about the woman who is at the center of it all. her name is jill kelley. she is described as a tammpy socialite. she first reported she's anonymous harassing e-mails to an fbi agent friend, and that ended up triggering an investigation. those e-mails eventually turned out to be sent by paula broadwell. that would be david petraeus' biographer. and eventually turned out his mistress, as well. we mentioned it was a web, didn't i? and it is. the affair exposed general petraeus and he was forced to resign as the cia director. well, now the general john allen, who is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for trading alleged quote flirtatious e-mails with ms. kelley over the last couple of years. we're hearing fr
cracking up. >> it's very cute. i have never gone skydiving. >> never will. that's it for us. erin burnett "outfront" starts, when does it start? >> i can't even do it. right now. right now. >> thank you. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> tonight, video of the attack on the consulate in libya shown to lawmakers. a congressman who saw the video "outfront." and new developments in the petraeus sex scandal. attorney general eric holder explains why he didn't tell the president about the affair. does it add up? and a democratic leerd offers a solution to the fiscal cliff. so far, even the president may not be going for it. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, developing story. petraeus corrects the record. there are new details coming in about the former cia director's highly anticipated testimony tomorrow on capitol hill. cnn has learned david petraeus will acknowledge he knew almost immediately after the attack that it was the work of al sharia, a militia groupli linke to al-qaeda. this is a significant dwom. it was five days after the benghazi
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